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Kaffeeklatsch-5 authors I would love to have coffee with


Kaffeeklatsch is the perfect word for chatting and catching up with friends over coffee. In today’s word, I am going to talk about 5 book authors I would love to have a conversation with over a cup of coffee. 

My love for reading is credited mainly to the fantastic books I have been reading all my life. I am fascinated with the writing process and wish I could write as eloquently. There are a few writers out there whose writing flair is simply mind-blowing, and I yearn to meet them. I want to chat with them to know what inspires them to write and where they get such fabulous ideas. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to get inside their head and see for myself how they think and align their concepts?

Let me share my five most favorite authors whom I would love to have over for a kaffeeklatsch and three cheers for the fact that they are all women!!!!

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Helene Wecker

“Helene Wecker’s first novel, The Golem and the Jinni, was awarded the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, the VCU Cabell Award for First Novel, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and was nominated for a Nebula Award and a World Fantasy Award.Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Joyland and Catamaran, as well as the fantasy anthology The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories.”- Excerpt shared from Goodreads

I fell in love with the folk tale meets fantasy fiction in her first book – The Golem and the Djinni. I was so totally bowled over by the tale that when finally after eight long years wait, the sequel was published,  I just had to get my hands on it. And that turned out to be absolutely fabulous too. And now I have so many questions that I want answered by the author.

Erin Morgenstern

“Erin Morgenstern is the author of The Night Circus, a number-one national best seller that has been sold around the world and translated into thirty-seven languages. She has a degree in theater from Smith College and lives in Massachusetts.” – Excerpt shared from Goodreads

Night Circus is an incredible tale of star crossed lovers, locked in a duel to prove who is the better magician. The magical spells and enchantments they both conjure up to showcase their talents is mind blowingly fabulous. I fell in love with Erin Morgenstern’s lucid and crisp writing, layered with such stupendous imagery. I would love to know the whereabouts of the Night circus and when is it coming to my city. Now just to figure out how to have her over for a kaffeeklatsch!

Also read: Book review of The Starless Sea

Sarah Winman

“Sarah Winman (born 1964) is a British actress and author. In 2011 her debut novel When God Was a Rabbit became an international bestseller and won Winman several awards including New Writer of the Year in the Galaxy National Book Awards.”- Excerpt shared from Goodreads

I first came to know about Sarah Winman when I read the book Tin Man. It explores the relationship between three individuals and how they handle the complexities of it. The narration flows elegantly and is layered with lyrical prose style of writing. Woven in the tale is the love for Van Gogh famous artwork on Sunflowers and it seems to be the theme that ties the character together. So far there have been 4 books written and published and I have read 3 of them while the fourth is on my bookshelf, waiting to be picked up soon. Its ethereal quality of her writing that makes me want to engage in a tete a tete with the author over a coffee.

Also read: Book review of When God was a Rabbit

Elif Shafak

“Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated into fifty languages. Shafak contributes to major publications around the world and she has been awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.” – Excerpt shared from Goodreads

Elif Shafak writes eloquent stories featuring women and the sisterhood bond, interspersed with beliefs of religion, social stigmas and star crossed lovers. I love how she weaves the city of Istanbul as an important motif in most of her spectacular tales. The women are strong creatures with equally strong ties with each other. The Bastard of Istanbul and The Island of Missing Trees are the two books I would love to discuss with the author over a kaffeeklatsch.

Also read: Book Review of 10 minutes, 38 seconds in this strange world

JK Rowling

“Joanne Rowling , also known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author and philanthropist.She writes Cormoran Strike, an ongoing crime fiction series, under the alias Robert Galbraith. She has received an OBE and made a Companion of Honour for services to literature and philanthropy. ” – Shared from Wikipedia

What can I say about JK Rowling that already hasn’t been talked about? Her superb imagination led to the creation of this brilliant fantasy world where each character comes across as special, thanks to their quirks and eccentricities. This is one book/series in which the plot, setting and the characters; each unfolds out in a spectacular fashion. The heartbreaks, grief, triumphs and downfalls are all liberating and makes the reader empathize with the characters. I am not over the Harry Potter series and keep wishing that there would be more books soon.

Well that is my list of five authors I would like to meet over a kaffeeklatsch someday. How about you? Who would you like to meet and why?

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8 thoughts on “Kaffeeklatsch-5 authors I would love to have coffee with

    1. Fist bump on some of the names in your list Soumya. It would be indeed so exciting and fun. I wish and I wish …….

  1. I can only imagine a German word to sound like that for something as lovely as chatting over coffee!! 😀
    Nonetheless, the idea of chatting with at least two of the authors on your list—Rowling and Shafak would be very very tempting for me.
    Of course, there are many more writers on my list if only I could run riot with my wish list, but that would be the subject of one whole blog post, I guess!!!

    1. Hi-five for these two Esha. Shilpa Garg is also keen to meet them. I think the three of us should start a manifestation circle 😉

  2. I would like to have coffee with J.K. Rowling, Elizabeth Gilbert, Chitra Diwakaruni…and a few more, if they would be kind enough to indulge my fantasies and give me a few precious tips on writing. 🙂

    1. If only this was possible. Won’t it be such good fun to bump into them on an aircraft or something like that? I would eat their head through out 😉

    1. I love this word too Shilpa. Its got a nice ring to it. Well if I happen to wrangle an invite with either ES or JKR, I will take you along too 🙂 Gosh won’t it be so much fun?

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